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Employment Enablement Strategy

The Employment Enablement Strategy is a three-year disability employment initiative which aims to increase employment for people with disability in NSW.  The Strategy has two main components:

  • provide employment preparedness through Employment Enablement Packages and
  • build the capacity of businesses to employ people with disability.

More information on the Strategy can be found in the factsheet, brochure and framework.

Employment Enablement Packages

Employment Enablement Packages provide 12 months of job readiness support. The objective of the Employment Enablement Packages is to create a pathway to employment for eligible adults with disability. Priority will be given to adults with intellectual disability.

Roll Out Of Packages

A total of 225 Employment Enablement Packages are being rolled out over three years of the Employment Enablement Strategy to June 2017. An initial allocation in 2014 was offered in metropolitan Sydney.

Additional packages will be made available in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Service providers

List of approved Employment Enablement Package providers.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an Employment Enablement Package a participant needs to:

  • have a disability as defined by the Disability Inclusion Act 2014. Priority will be given to adults with intellectual disability
  • be aged between 30 – 55 years
  • have a work goal and see themselves moving into open or supported employment, or further education
  • have not previously had the opportunity to prepare for employment, for example, through the Transition to Work Program or equivalent
  •  not currently being assisted through Disability Employment Service or accessing any formal process for achieving a work outcome.

How to apply for an Employment Enablement Package

Contact a FACS District Office or an approved Employment Enablement Package provider. An application and consent form will need to be completed for each individual requesting an Employment Enablement Package. More information on the Employment Enablement Packages can be found in the factsheet for service providers.

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